Several victories advance CalBike’s agenda, but a veto forces us to change strategy While Governor Newsom’s disappointing veto of the Complete Streets Bill got the most attention, CalBike advocated for much more in the 2019 legislative session. CalBike members responded to our calls to action to secure important victories for our mission of making California’s […]
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On October 12th, Governor Newsom issued a veto of CalBike’s Complete Streets for Active Living Bill, SB 127. What happened, Governor Newsom? To say this was a disappointment is an understatement. Thousands of emails, hundreds of phone calls, overwhelming support from the State Legislature, and the support of more than 80 organizations—all this was insufficient […]
Last weekend, 70 organizations signed a support letter sent to Governor Gavin Newsom, asking for his signature on SB 127, the Complete Streets for Active Living Bill. The letter highlights the ways in which this law will support California’s climate and transportation goals. In particular, this bill aligns closely with the Governor’s recent Executive Order […]
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Contact: Linda Khamoushian, California Bicycle Coalition, 916-668-9401, firstname.lastname@example.org Tony Dang, California Walks, 510-464-8052, email@example.com Jamie Morgan, American Heart Association, 916-431-2359, Jamie.Morgan@heart.org David Azevedo, AARP, 626-616-9539, firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan Matz, Safe Routes Partnership, 323-422-4948, email@example.com SB 127, the Complete Streets Bill Sent to Governor Newsom SACRAMENTO, CA – This afternoon, […]
The Complete Streets for Active Living Bill (SB 127) passed two tough Assembly committees. Now, Caltrans is pulling out all the stops to defeat what may be the most important piece of legislation CalBike has ever sponsored. The Complete Streets Bill will require Caltrans to add features that make streets safer for all users, such as […]
The 2019 session of the California State Legislature ends September 13. Three of CalBike’s bills are close to final approval and we hope to see all three signed into law this year. The Complete Streets Bill (SB 127-Wiener) has made it most of the way through the legislature. This bill will bring Complete Streets to […]
On August 21, Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez (Dem-80, above right) did something unusual. Gonzalez chairs the Appropriations Committee. She allowed testimony on The Complete Streets for Active Living Bill (SB 127 – Wiener), even though the bill was, by rule, headed for the suspense file. The Chair prefers that members waive testimony for bills going […]
On Monday, July 1, the E-Bikes for Mobility Bill (SB 400 – Umberg) passed in the Assembly Transportation Committee. The vote was 14-0. This bill expands the definition of “mobility options” in the Clean Vehicles for All program to include bikesharing and electric bicycle purchases. Currently the Clean Vehicles for All program provides vouchers for […]
On Thursday, May 23, the Complete Streets for Active Living Bill (SB 127) passed in the full Senate. The vote was 29 to 9. The bill’s co-sponsored are CalBike, California Walks, The American Heart Association, Safe Routes Partnership, and AARP. The Complete Streets Bill will require Caltrans to add features to improve the safety of […]
BLACK LIVES MATTER
California will never have the equitable, prosperous and inclusive communities that CalBike advocates for until we address and redress the anti-Black violence that has plagued our country since slavery. We want to actively contribute to ending systemic racism, especially in transportation policy, and most especially in bicycling advocacy. We promise to listen and learn how we can best do this work. To our community members who experience the violence of racism on a daily basis: we see you, we hear you, and we stand with you.